Control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
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Release Date: Sep 22, 2004

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About This Game

Once the Roman Empire is under your command, don't lay down your sword just yet - the Barbarians are coming. With two award-winning titles from the esteemed Total War series, you'll have twice as many obstacles and opportunities to control and conquer the greatest empire ever known to man.
The Collection Edition includes:
Rome: Total War Guide one of three noble Roman families on a century spanning quest to seize control of the Roman Empire.
Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion
(official expansion pack to Rome: Total War) Witness the decline of Rome as Barbarian hordes attack, forcing a bitter internal struggle between rival factions.
  • Voted 2004 Best Strategy game by IGN, GameSpy and GameSpot.
  • Fight alongside or against history's greatest leaders such as Julius Caesar, Spartacus, and Hannibal to expand or destroy the Roman Empire.
  • Lay siege against the Romans as Attila the Hun, fearful Saxons, or other savage factions using signature weapons and abilities.
  • Command warrior-tested legions in cinematic epic battles with thousands of soldiers on-screen at once.
  • A century-spanning campaign charges players with strategically managing the economic, civil, religious and military arms of their empire.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP, Pentium III 1.0GHz or Athlon 1.0GHz processor or higher, 256MB RAM, 2.9GB of uncompressed free hard disk space (plus 500MB for Windows swap file), 100% DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card and latest drivers, 100% Windows® 2000/XP compatible mouse, keyboard and latest drivers, DirectX® 9.0b, 64MB Hardware Accelerated video card with Shader 1 support and the latest drivers. Must be 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatible, 1024 x 768 Display Resolution, Internet (TCP / IP) play supported;Internet play requires broadband connection and latest drivers; LAN play requires Network card (Multiplayer)
    Important Note: Some cards may not be compatible with the 3D acceleration features utilized by Medieval II: Total War. Please refer to your hardware manufacturer for 100% DirectX® 9.0b compatibility.
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MVPvliet
( 63.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
good stuff
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jtordoff
( 301.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
I usually only write a review when I am "done" with a game, but I am never done with this one. I played it when it first came out and still have fun with it. It is realy simple to MOD and needs some modding to get the balance right.
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papa smurf
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
The best Total War game in my opinion. Everything in it just clicks.
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Fresh
( 40.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Great game makes you feel like a true total war gamer after playing the first haha!
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Majorconnor10
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Spam elephants and camels.
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Emperor Lin Huichi
( 75.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Rome total war was the first total war I played, and I've put years into this game. It's too old to enjoy vanilla now, either get this and download some of the best mods out there or get Rome II emperor edition and stay ignorant of what they ripped out and you're now missing, because you will cry.
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Killer Anaconda
( 96.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Awesome, awesome, AWESOME.

Game doesn't get boring even after hundreds of hours, old but gold. There are some small issues like if you play with more than 1 core, which causes lag (atleast for me)

Still one of the best games out there!! THIS IS SPARTAAAAA!!!
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dogplayschess
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Loved it as a kid, love it as an adult,
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Kipp
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Amazing. It might be old, but is still fun as anything!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
43 of 44 people (98%) found this review helpful
36 people found this review funny
Recommended
197.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
How to properly experiance Rome Total War.
Step one: Start a new game playing as the Romans, doesn't matter the family.
Step two: Decide how fast you want to get going by using cheats or not, usually depends onthe mood I'm in.
Step two: Create an unstoppable army, or two, or 20, depends how fast you want the world to tremble at your feet.
Step three: Send forth your armies into the lands of the barbarians, take their cities and sack them, burn them down, kill them all.
Step three: Once the barbarians have been eradicated completely from the map, head for Greece, the home of the intelects.
Step four: Send your armies to enslave the Greek peoples, beat them off their high horses and kill them slowly and painfully.
Step Five: Once Greece has been pacified sucsessfuly, wait till you have a plauge in one of your cities, you will soon see why.
Step six: once you do have a plauge in one of your cities, get unimprtant agents like diplomats there, keep them for a bit, them send them to the south, in places like Memphis, Alexandria, or Carthage, large cities.
Step seven: watch as thousands die from your own little biological terrorist attack, take it in.
Step seven: Send your armies to finish off Carthage, Egypt and Numidia, enslave their peoples too, and make sure to kil the pharoh.
Congrats, Romam regit omnia, Imperitor.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
To this day this total war game is a vision of what new ones SHOULD be.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Works fine on Windows 10.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
76.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
This and Medieval II are the best Total War games and I'd recommend them to anyone.

10,99 Euro including the DLC (which is a proper expansion) is a bargain.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Rome demands victroy from Her Generals
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
188.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
Remove Barbarian
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
If you like Rome and hate barbarians buy this.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
An exelent game. Dated graphics but good battles an campaigns.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
251.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 17
One of my all time favourite games.
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